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Disinfection of Swine Barns

A number of important criteria must be considered when selecting an appropriate and effective disinfectant. Disinfectants should: Be free of strong and objectionable odors Not be corrosive ...
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Producing Quality Compost From Livestock Manure

Introduction Composting is the aerobic (oxygen requiring) decomposition of manure or other organic materials in the thermophilic temperature range of 104 – 149° F (40 - 65° C). Nature provides an ...
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Focus On Feed Conversion

The following article is a special collaboration from AFMA (Animal Feed Manufacturers Association) www.afma.co.za. We thank their kind support. Feed constitutes the major variable production cost (70%) a...
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Protein sources for weaner piglets - soya, fishmeal or milk products

The following article is a special collaboration from AFMA (Animal Feed Manufacturers Association) www.afma.co.za We thank their kind support. Introduction Pig producers continuously strive...
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Improving the feeding value of grain by-products in swine feeds by enzyme addition

Summary Enzymes which target the fibre components in feeds are now routinely added to broiler, layer and swine diets containing wheat or barley. However, the acceptance of enzymes for diets based on maize ...
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Processing Factors influencing pellet quality

The following article is a special collaboration from AFMA (Animal Feed Manufacturers Association) www.afma.co.za We thank their kind support. Developing a full understanding of pellet quali...
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A Practical Look at Nutritional Attempts to Improve Pork Quality

We sincerelly thank the unconditional collaboration of the authors, and the kind disposition of the Mexican Association of Animal Nutrition (AMENA), and the Latin American College of Animal Nutritio...
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Composting Hog Manure – Is it Right for Your Farm?

Introduction Composting hog manure has not been considered a viable alternative manure management practice until recent years, and even now the practice is thought to be more labour intensive a...
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Immunonutrition and immunology of reproduction in pigs

THE REPRODUCING CAPACITY OF SOWS, A RECENT EVOLUTION The productivity of sows is dependent upon a constant control of events during each stage of the reproductive cycle. Between mating and weaning of a litte...
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Trace mineral proteinates in modern pig production: reducing mineral excretion without sacrificing performance

Introduction: changes in modern trace mineral supplementation Of the 93 naturally occurring elements, most mammalian species must procure approximately 50 from dietary sources in order to maintain a normal ...
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